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5089.4 #13 DL Qual #6 1-8-13 10:06AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history, Jan 8th, 1956. Due to poor attendance, The Mickey Mouse Club Circus, an attraction running since November 1955, closes. The 1st major addition to Disneyland, the circus was held in a tent (which was set-up in the area that later will house the Fantasyland Autopia). Capitalizing on the success of the Mickey Mouse Club TV series, the 75-minute circus show featured a cast of well-known Mousketeers in various roles. To watch a clip from the show: http://is.gd/HzIeBn do you remember this attraction? ✨ Also on this day in 1962, The Chicken Plantation Restaurant, in business since the park's opening day, closes in Frontierland. The space occupied by the restaurant is needed for the construction of New Orleans Square. Do you remember this restaurant?

I think I was being conceived about then. Ewww I shouldn't have thought about that! - DisneyGrandma  571.4 #270 1-8-13 11:02AM Like(3)  Reply
Oh my goodness! DisneyGrandma bringing the funny today! 😂 Go to a happy place. Hope you feel better now. 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 1-8-13 2:45PM
Both before my time. But I do still have a crush on Annette Funicello. Wow! The Tom Sawyer's Island rafts sure haven't changed! Thank you SMK! Love your posts! - IMissDisney  1134.5 #105 1-8-13 10:11AM Like  Reply
How much Skippy peanut butter did you eat back in the day? - ScooterMike  1961.3 #52 1-8-13 10:26AM
I loved Skippy and I loved those commercials! - IMissDisney  1134.5 #105 1-8-13 10:29AM
I do believe Annette may be in that clip I posted....👆 But she was very young. I take it she did a peanut butter commercial? Lol before my time...👶 - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 1-8-13 10:33AM
Yes! I spotted her in the clip. And the Skippy commercials with Annette were from the early to mid '80s.. I don't think that's before your time SMK. - IMissDisney  1134.5 #105 1-8-13 10:40AM
Well, I wouldn't have been very young, lol. Don't think I started watching tv till I was at least 5 or 6 MyPark. 😂 I thought that was her in the clip! Cool! - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 1-8-13 10:45AM
Fabulous pictures. Great link. I do remember the Chicken Plantation but not the Mickey Mouse Club Circus. - Tealtownfan  851.6 #157 1-8-13 10:22AM Like  Reply
Thanks Teal! Can you enlighten us about the menu? I would love to know what they served besides chicken. 😊 - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 1-8-13 2:42PM
I only remember having fried chicken, sorry.( that was a very long time ago) - Tealtownfan  851.6 #157 1-9-13 8:41AM
No worries! I'm sure it was memorable chicken! 😉 - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 1-9-13 8:48AM
Very cool. Thanks. - RickChavez  3146.7 #25 1-8-13 10:33AM Like  Reply
I don't think I've ever heard of that Circus before, thanks for the fun info! 😊 - MinnieMousewife  714.4 #195 1-8-13 11:02AM Like  Reply
No? Well awesome! Glad you got to hear about it then! Hope you had a lovely day sweetheart! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 1-8-13 4:26PM
I never heard of this before! Thanks for sharing your knowledge! - LaPearleNoir  1107.7 #111 1-8-13 11:29AM Like  Reply
😂 It's not my knowledge silly, just sharing my daily readings. But thanks for being so sweet. 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 1-8-13 4:27PM
Well, your daily readings are making you knowledgable! 😂😂😂😘 - LaPearleNoir  1107.7 #111 1-8-13 5:42PM
You finally stumped me! I've heard of both, but these are both before my time! - Gia  801.8 #169 1-8-13 2:04PM Like  Reply
Naw, I didn't stump you doll. Doesn't count if you weren't around yet. 😉😘 - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 1-8-13 4:28PM
Yay! Finally something before my time! LOL. It seems kind of funny that they would scrap that circus after less than two months. I guess once you know something isn't working, no point in dragging it out. - MeridaFan  2818.9 #30 1-8-13 2:21PM Like  Reply
Exactly! Disney seems to be pretty good at paying attention to what "sells" 😉 👋 hope you are well my dear! - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 1-8-13 4:37PM
Wow! Amazing the changes Disneyland has gone through! Thanks!! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3134.6 #26 1-8-13 2:48PM Like  Reply
Wow, I've missed a lot by not being a disney fan until 2011 - madsdad  1748.0 #62 1-8-13 3:55PM Like  Reply
😳😳😳 what?! - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 1-8-13 4:49PM
love! - OhanaPhoto  2908.6 #29 1-8-13 4:00PM Like  Reply
:) - GoofyJoe  1906.6 #57 1-8-13 4:14PM Like  Reply
Very cool! You learn something new every day. Thank you. - joshnyah  3.1 #32307 1-8-13 4:15PM Like  Reply
Wow I did not know about that must've been popular back then if it still existed i'd watch it! Thanks!! - Goofy24  174.0 #2148 1-8-13 4:33PM Like  Reply
A 75 minute circus show is a long one! Not surprised it wasn't well attended. Thanks for the cool info SMK!! - LilSterner  4140.9 #19 1-8-13 9:06PM Like  Reply
Walt had a thing for the circus, I give him credit for trying. 😊 Thanks hun! - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 1-8-13 9:53PM
As always... Great information! Thank you!!! - Boundin  459.4 #373 1-8-13 9:57PM Like  Reply
I remember seeing this. Of course at my age, I remember the live version of Gettysburg Address. - splashphotoCM  885.6 #149 1-9-13 8:53AM Like  Reply